Pronunciation: (su-spen'dur), [key]
1. Usually, suspenders. Also called, esp. Brit., braces. adjustable straps or bands worn over the shoulders with the ends buttoned or clipped to the waistband of a pair of trousers or a skirt to support it.
3. a hanging cable or chain in a suspension bridge connecting the deck with the suspension cable or chain.
4. a person or thing that suspends.
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